Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

CYFD to Run Juvenile Center.(Final)

Byline: Rene Romo Journal Southern Bureau

Firm's Contract In Cruces Ends June 30

LAS CRUCES -- Area youth advocates say they are concerned and disappointed that the Children, Youth and Families Department has decided to end private management of a juvenile rehabilitation center west of the city.

But a CYFD official said Friday that ongoing concerns with Tampa, Fla.-based Associated Marine Institutes' management of the 48-bed Juvenile Justice Rehabilitation Center led to the decision to not extend AMI's contract.

The decision, revealed to local and state legislators Monday, means CYFD will take over management of the juvenile center when AMI's contract ends June 30. …

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